Bitcoin conference stops accepting bitcoin payments

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Attendees at next week’s popular cryptocurrency conference are faced with the irony of using cash instead of bitcoin to pay for the event.

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The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), which plans to cover a wide array of topics including blockchain technology, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and investment opportunities, has invoked a "no cryptocurrency" policy due to network fees and congestion.

The North American Bitcoin Conference ticketing page states, “Due to network congestion and manual processing, we have closed ticket payments using Cryptocurrencies.”

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The cryptocurrency conference will be held in downtown Miami at the James L. Knight Center on Jan. 18-19 and last minute tickets will cost you $1,000.

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